Honey Lemon

Main ingredients are honey and lemon. To make it not taste bitter, I remove the lemon peel and the white part. If you think it’s too troublesome and totally fine with the little bitter taste. You can leave them. Wash lemon under water. Place them in a big bowl. Sprinkle some salt. Rub them with…

Banana Milkshake

My husband is 2 years older than me. But most time, I feel like I am the big sister when we stay together. It’s not difficult to guess what he likes and likes not. Just imagining will a kid like this or not, I will get the correct answer. I thought he would definitely like…

Homemade Pearl for Milk Tea

My husband is crazy for milk tea. He can drink everyday without feeling tired off it. And now he starts to make his own milk tea at home. He never shows so much interest in kitchen, from which I can tell milk tea is really his true love. Yet, he is a bit frustrated since…

Homemade Sweet Plum Drink

There is an idiom about plum in Chinese: 望梅止渴: Quenching Thirst by Watching Plums Chinese 有一年夏天,曹操率领部队去讨伐张绣,天气热得出奇,骄阳似火,天上一丝云彩也没有,部队在弯弯曲曲的山道上行走,两边密密的树木和被阳光晒得滚烫的山石,让人透不过气来。到了中午时分,士兵的衣服都湿透了,行军的速度也慢下来,有几个体弱的士兵竟晕倒在路边。 曹操看行军的速度越来越慢,担心贻误战机,心里很是着急。可是,眼下几万人马连水都喝不上,又怎么能加快速度呢?他立刻叫来向导,悄悄问他:“这附近可有水源?”向导摇摇头说:“泉水在山谷的那一边,要绕道过去还有很远的路程。”曹操想了一下说,“不行,时间来不及。”他看了看前边的树林,沉思了一会儿,对向导说:“你什么也别说,我来想办法。”他知道此刻即使下命令要求部队加快速度也无济于事。脑筋一转,办法来了,他一夹马肚子,快速赶到队伍前面,用马鞭指着前方说:“士兵们,我知道前面有一大片梅林,那里的梅子又大又好吃,我们快点赶路,绕过这个山丘就到梅林了!”士兵们一听,仿佛已经吃到嘴里,精神大振,步伐不由得加快了许多。 故事出自《世说新语·假谲》。成语“望梅止渴”,比喻用空想安慰自己或他人。 English Cao Cao of the Three Kingdoms period (220-265) was not only a capable politician in managing state affairs, but also a strategist good at leading troops in going to war. One summer, Cao Cao was leading…

Homemade Milo Dinosaur

Milo is a very popular drink in Singapore. My husband also likes it very much. My version is super easy and less sweet. 1. Add 35g Milo powder in glass. 2. Pour in 200ml hot water. Stir with a spoon to dissolve Milo powder. 3. Prepare ice cubes. I crush them a bit so that…

Butterfly Pea Flower Drink

Last time, when my husband and I were in Bangkok, we tried butterfly pea tea there. We knew the tea from a Japanese animation show – Detective Conan. And my husband has been curious about it since then. Butterfly pea tea we tried in Bangkok was really nice. And my husband wanted to make it…

Mango Sago

My husband has been asking me to make mango sago for him. Today, we just bought some fresh and sweet mangoes. So I decided to make it today. 1. Boil some water in a deep pot. Then put sago in water. Heat with high heat for around 6-7 mins till sago becomes completely transparent. 2….

Sprite & Ice Cream Float

My husband loves float. When we dine out, he always orders sprite float. Actually, it’s very easy to make float at home. All you need are sprite and ice cream. 1. Scoop ice cream ( I chose vanilla ice cream) in a glass. 2. Pour into sprite slowly. Ice cream will float up and a…